Read the latest news and blogs surrounding access control, time and attendance systems and integrated security solutions with Tensor plc.
Durable Tensor key fobs can be read an infinite number of times
Police are chasing a three-strong gang who stole a sizeable four-figure sum during a weekend robbery in which a mobile phone was also stolen. The phone belonged to a male employee of a golf club in Surrey. The man had been restrained with cable ties, which luckily did not cause any serious injury to the victim. Members of the public can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 with any information. A combination of robustness, accuracy and speed has placed our Tensor key fob access control systems at the forefront of secure, reliable access control systems. They operate using well-proven and reliable RF (Radio Frequency) technology, which gives a constant read range and is unaffected by most external conditions. It also means that there is no onboard battery, so theoretically, each key fob has an infinite life and can be read an infinite number of times. When placed within range of your access control scanner, the key fob will be read in under ½ second. It allows for fast throughput of employees, especially useful at peak periods.
Infra red detectors for all light conditions can be added to CCTV body cameras
DI Tudor Thomas said police are keen to speak to a man seen on CCTV footage walking with a young woman in the Cathays area of Cardiff before she was attacked. DI Thomas said: "We are keen to identify the individual on CCTV and we would ask him, or anyone who recognises him, to contact South Wales Police. This incident has left the young woman extremely upset and [she] describes it as the worst thing that has ever happened to her.” Tensor’s affiliated company CCTV Surveillance is able to use a range of technologies to give your organisation what it needs for effective digital CCTV camera protection, whether it is required for one or multiple sites. Infra red detectors, which are popular since they can see in all light conditions, can be added to digital CCTV body cameras. These evidence quality cameras require a lens to be attached to them and these generally have to be bought separately, but this allows you to choose the best lens for your needs.
Comforting matter that turnstiles generate revenue for maintenance
A tribunal decreed that employers could be in breach of the Human Rights Act if they prevented workers going to the lavatory. In a written ruling, the employment tribunal said that Mr Gavin Ruddick's quality of life had been "severely impaired". It decided that although the security industry was not subject to the law that requires workers to have a 20-minute break every six hours, it must do the "next best thing", such as allowing a number of shorter rest periods or one longer break. Ensure your industry is run within the provisions of the EU Working Time Directive, which says that most workers are due at least one break, with Tensor time and attendance technology. All our smart card clocking personnel systems are compliant with the Working Time Directive and other legislation. We also provide coin operated toilet turnstiles that enable public conveniences to be kept to a good standard and generate revenue for their general day to day maintenance. All of our rugged graded stainless steel turnstiles are supplied complete with a two year warranty.
Define multiple paid or unpaid breaks with multilingual clocking software
A leading defence contractor fears jobs will go in a number of sites due to defence spending cuts, which are set to be 8% of the overall budget. In a document seen by the BBC, BAE Systems is worried about the government's commitment to the Joint Strike Fighter project. The aft fuselage for every plane produced is being built in Lancashire, with 1,000 workers there involved, plus more defence-related contractors based in Manchester and Bolton. There is the threat of premature closure of the site at Woodford, in Greater Manchester with the end of Nimrod production. Tensor’s time and attendance WinTA comprehensive clocking software means you have total control over HR and payroll. You can define multiple paid or unpaid breaks and ask WinTA Start to insert breaks if an employee doesn't clock them. You can set breaks to activate between set times, and/or after a minimum number of hours have been worked. Security profiles and passwords limit users to specific areas of the multilingual software, which has a familiar Windows™ interface. Request a demonstration copy of the software so you can try it out for yourself.
T32xx clocking station provides fastest way of recording attendance
Prime Minister David Cameron yesterday revealed one of the outcomes of the first strategic defence and security review in 12 years: the UK's Harrier jump jets will be axed. One Harrier pilot, Royal Navy Lieutenant Commander Kris Ward, asked the PM on his visit to the armed forces: "I have flown 140 odd missions in Afghanistan and I am now potentially facing unemployment. How am I supposed to feel about that sir?" Mr Cameron thanked him for "everything" he had done for his country, but the military advice was that "it was right to keep the Typhoon as the principal ground attack aircraft, working in Afghanistan at the moment." Smart Card and Biometric Time & Attendance and security systems from Tensor provide the fastest and safest method of recording attendance and will save your organisation money through increased efficiency. The large colour display on Tensor's T32xx clocking station makes it simple for employees to confirm their clockings, check flexi-time hours or make job-booking transactions. The T32xx has a user friendly, multilingual GUI (Graphical User Interface) with an illuminated keypad.
Access Lite entry control system has CCTV tracking option
Neighbourhood Insp Lisa Musgrove, of the Sunderland Neighbourhood Policing Team, commented that a robbery at William Hill bookmakers in Sunderland was an isolated incident. She said: “Thankfully the member of staff was not seriously injured. We’ve been following a number of lines of inquiry to find those responsible and are now releasing CCTV footage in the hope members of the public can help us.” She added: “We know that one of the men has Lidl shopping bags over his shoes but would ask anyone who may know the brand of clothing or where it could have been bought from to contact us.” CCTV is one of a number of security methods that can be employed in a Tensor Biometric and Smart Card access control system. With Tensor Access Lite and Tensor's T149x scanners, you can control most standard types of internal and external electronic, magnetic door releases and devices, making full use of location points, whether in full view or hidden out of sight. The optional CCTV tracking of video clips shows evidence quality footage of forced entries, alarm events, or users of smart cards gaining access or being denied.
Clocking WinTA software show jobs that are over budget
Labour left a £3.3 billion black hole in the defence budget according to the incoming Defence Minister, Dr Liam Fox. Writing in the Times, Dr Liam Fox said the Ministry of Defence had been "living beyond its means for too long". He used as an example that the cost of building two aircraft carriers rose by £767m. "Some projects would actually be more expensive to cancel than to continue – which is an absurdity that you would only really find made in Whitehall,” was Dr Fox’s verdict on the defence department. Tensor Time and Attendance software, beginning with WinTA Start, handles all hours calculations and payroll issues to ensure that your company does not overspend on its budget. Our WinTA Lite package stores information on up to 1000 production or departmental jobs. With the simple use of a smart card or key fob, employees book time against these jobs to produce a fully costed analysis and break down of time spent on each one. Reports show jobs that are over budget or those approaching their budget limit. This information can also be exported to spreadsheets.
Clocking technology performs equally well with small and large employee numbers
A Scottish First Division soccer club in administration has removed most of its first team staff. Players Mickael Antoine-Curier, Eric Paton, Dominic Shimmin, Njazi Kuqi, Paul McHale, Scott Fox, Colin McMenamin and Charlie Grant have been released by Dundee. Former Scotland midfielder Brian Kerr and the management team have also been axed. "We must get money in the door before Christmas," said the administrator’s statement. "That is the deadline we have set as of now. I cannot stress enough how much the club needs the support of Dundee and its people." Tensor can provide your organisation with a sophisticated time and attendance system guaranteed to meet your clocking requirements and increase efficiency by making savings on your human resources. Our systems easily and accurately record your employees' clocking data and perform equally well with both small and large numbers of employees. We currently have two dedicated time and attendance systems available, which are operated by our contactless smart cards and key fobs. These systems are fully customisable, and the software ensures that your organisation remains compliant with all employment legislation.
WinTA Enterprise can store 2000 employees on one time and attendance clock
Organisations such as the Design Council and the National Endowment for Science, Technology and Arts will be turned into charities as part of the Government’s sweeping reform of quangos, of which 192 of these non-governmental bodies are set to be scrapped. "We know that for a long time there has been a huge hunger for change," Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude said yesterday. "People have been fed-up with the old way of doing business, where the ministers they voted for could often avoid taking responsibility for difficult and tough decisions by creating or hiding behind one of these quangos.” WinTA Enterprise is the complete Time & Attendance system of choice for larger organisations, holding clocking and payroll data for 10,000-plus people to create better efficiency and productivity. Tensor's Web enabled, networked, multi-site facility, WinTA Enterprise can store up to 2000 employees on a single time and attendance clock, to which extra scanners may be attached for Access Control, Job Booking, and Job Costing. WinTA Enterprise operates both the T32xx and T256x clocking stations and can record employee details for an unlimited number of people.